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rebekah brooks, the former murdoch editor and british c.e.o. who moved in all the right circles. she went to the police station on sunday to answer questions and instead was arrested. brooks is now out on bail and due to testify tomorrow in front of a parliamentary committee along with murdoch himself and his son, james. and in a strange twist to this whole affair, one of the most public whistle-blowers, a man called sean hoare, who was a former entertainment reporter for the "news of the world" was found dead at his home this evening. so far, anyway, police are saying the death is unexplained but not suspicious. bob? >> schieffer: thank you very much, liz. liz palmer in london. in this country, president obama claimed some progress in negotiations to try to find a way to raise the debt limit and keep the government from defaulting on its financial obligations. the reason for the optimism was not all together clear but a cbs news poll out tonight reflects the political toll this crisis is taking. the public is split right down the middle over the president's handling of the situation, but
he's sorry for serious wrongdoing. and his british c.e.o., rebekah brooks, apologized, too. with murdoch's support, she toughed out almost two weeks of angry calls for her resignation. finally today she stepped down. but no display of public remorse by murdoch can stop the investigations under way. nine people have now been arrested, including a reporter and several editors. now, next week, on tuesday, we're going to see rupert murdoch, his son and heir apparent james, and rebekah brooks appear before a parliamentary investigation into hacking as witnesses. of course, the question to them will be "what did you know? did you know what was going on at the paper? and if you didn't, why not?" scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. news corporation has a value of $41 billion but its stock has plummeted since july 1 when the scandal broke. it has lost $6 billion in market value so far. the resignation of les hinton, the c.e.o. overseeing the "wall street journal," was announced after the market closed today. elaine quijano joins us now the late-breaking developments. >> reporter: scott,
international." its editor at the time, rebecca brooks, now runs his u.k. operations and has refused to resign. she's also a close friend and supporter of prime minister david cameron who condemned the intrusion. the "news of the world" says it will conduct its own internal inquiry into the hacking but rebecca brooks will head the investigation. in other words, she'll be investigating herself. the police inquiry is continuing as well and scotland yard says there are more bombshell revelations to come. >> pelley: mark, do we know who started this hacking to begin with? >> it was a private investigator who was working for the "news of the world." he appears to have developed the system for hacking into the accounts but then various reporters-- many of them-- this was a long standing practice appeared to have done the reporting and the ferreting out of information that's appeared in the papers. >> pelley: thank you, mark. this story is amazing. a court case in southern india has led to an astounding discovery. a spectacular treasure inside a 500-year-old hindu temple. a local activist has accused
the pond. rebekah brooks has resigned in the wake of the growing phone-hacking scandal. this is the fbi as it looks look allegations that murdoch's employees tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims back here in the states. we have got all of that "early" this friday morning, july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. it is a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th, here in new york. good morning to everybody. out there. i'm chris wragge. >> a fine way to kick off your weekend. nice to have you with us. i'm erica hill. >>> washington, we have been talking about a lot when it comes to the budget crisis not the only capital with one. last night, minnesota, we have been following this as well. government shutdown for two weeks and minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there but it happens in week two of a statewide shutdown. see the uptown diner in st. paul who are fed up not with just their state government but also with washington. we will talk to them and see if maybe they have some ideas for
minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aide david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by what appeared to be an illegal method. >> reporter: as the revelations pile up, a police inquiry has moved into high gear. in 2007, an internal investigation at rupert murdoch's u.k. company is reported to have found clear evidence of illegal activity. but managers didn't take their findings to the police. instead, phone hacking victims who sued were paid to settle out of court. murdoch's son, james, now a director of the new york-based news corporation, authorized one payment for what's said to have been more than a million dollars. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation, and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: now that has damaged rupert murdoch's business, he's already
that he had bribed police. so far, rebecca brooks, a former editor turned senior executive, hasn't been investigated, even though she told a parliamentary committee that... >> we have paid the police for information in the past. >> reporter: now public opinion has turned sharply against the paper's owner, rupert murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media tycoons. he bought "the news of the world" back in 1969 and made it the cornerstone of an empire that now includes fox news and the "wall street journal." simon hoggart is a columnist for "the guardian." his newspaper has been investigating the scandal for years, and he says murdoch is facing an enormous backlash. >> it was fear of murdoch before a few days ago, now it's just unalloyed loathing for the guy. >> reporter: the murdochs moved fast to close down "the news of the world" this week, but it's much easier to stop the presses than to repair a reputation tainted by lying and deceit. authorities announced a short time ago that they now arrested a third person in this scandal, a 63-year-old man, although we don't know yet who he
brooks. the murdoches could refuse. brook, a british citizen, can be legally compelled. and just as british parliament united in a call on murdoch to withdraw his bid for control of pay tv company bskyb, the wily media tycoon struck preemptively. he announced he was withdrawing his bid. today he surprised everyone with this statement from news corp, quote, we believe it's too difficult for the bid to progress and it is being read here as a humiliation for murdoch. we should also note that news corp's announcement came out at the precise moment that prime minister cameron was sitting down to meet the family of milly doweler that sparked this controversy in the first place. >> interesting timing indeed. what's the reaction to this rather new developmr%] at this point? >> well, many people say it doesn't change anything. murdoch can re-introduce his bid later potentially in the criminal and parliamentary inquiries will continue regardless into the alleged wrongdoing by his newspapers and there may be a debate should he even own the portion of bskyb that he already has. it's a scanda
lunch with rebecca brooks. there is a scramble inside the media empire to control toxic fallout from "the news of the world" hacking scandal, which could start making waves in the u.s. >> there's also the issue of did it happen here? "the news of the world" has lots and lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s. many of its stories, particularly many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of millie dauer. her parents and others discovered that personal voice messages had been hack ed by nes of the journalists hunting for stories. in 2007, a secret internal investigation at murdoch's uk company -- the question now is who knew what when? the ceo of dow jones and publisher of the wall street journal, both owned by murdoch. he may have seen that report. and rupert murdoch's son, james, authorized a reported $1 million payment to one of the hacking victim. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers within complete investigation. and that's a matter of real regret for me, personally. >> reporter: shareh
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